Awards

Educator of the Year Recipients

The VEOP Educator of the Year award is presented to faculty or staff member, tutor, or administrator from any institution hosting a VEOP program.  The recipient must have made significant contributions to furthering educational opportunities for VEOP students and must be a current VEOP Member with at least five years of service to the TRIO community.

2016 Tim Ulrich, Lyndon State College Upward Bound
2015 Kristen Neumayer, Lyndon State College Upward Bound
2014 Jennifer Jones,  Castleton University, Upward Bound Director
2013 Kikuli Mwanukuzi Johnson State College
2012 Karen Clark Community College of Vermont
2011 Deanne Blueter Johnson State College Upward Bound
2010 Greg Tefft Johnson State Upward Bound
2009 Sharon Hopper CCV Student Support Services
2008 Elizabeth “Biz” Green Plattsburgh State University Upward Bound
2007 Angela Ryan Williams Lyndon State College, SSS
2006 Russell Weis Johnson State College Upward Bound
2005 Jake Urban Lyndon State College, Upward Bound Counselor
2004 John Tague Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax Vermont
2003 Ronald Burke / Cheryl Phillip Plattsburgh State College Upward Bound
2002 Laura Gatewood Castleton University, STEP Program
2001 Dian Duranleau, Johnson State College, Academic Support Services
2000 Carolyn Donahue University of Vermont Learning Cooperative
1999 Bill Goldsworthy Lyndon State College Upward Bound
1998 Barry Mansfield University of Vermont Learning Cooperative
1997 Linda Morse, Johnson State College Academic Support Services
1996 Donna Souza Southern Vermont College ACTion Program
1995 Gary Wills Johnson State College Upward Bound
1994 Katherine Veilleux Community College of Vermont
1993 Janet Powell Lyndon State College Upward Bound
1992 Carole Goldsworthy Lyndon State College Upward Bound
1991 Rick Williams Lyndon State College Upward Bound
1990 Sandy Hill Lyndon State College Upward Bound
1989 Aruna Gandhi Plattsburgh State College Student Support Services
1988 Chris Michael Southern Vermont College ACTion Program
1987 Gloria Provost Plattsburgh State College Upward Bound
1985 Mike Veilleux Johnson State Upward Bound
1983 Kelly Griggs University of Vermont Learning Cooperative

Jack Anderson Distinguished Service Award

In 1998 the VEOP Board of Directors inaugurated the Jack Anderson Award. It was designed with the intent to recognize and honor professionals who have demonstrated years of dedicated service to TRIO and similar Educational Opportunity Programs, and have served as mentors for other TRIO and EOP professionals.


2016 
Matt Mitchell
2015
Tony Blueter
2014
Not Given
2013 Monda Kelley
2012 Not Given
2011 Karen Madden
2010 Charlie Castelli
2009 Mel Donovan
2008 Karen Scott
2007 Rick Williams
2006 Sigh Searles
2005 Elaine Leavitt

2004 Unknown
2003 Linda Shiller
2002 Bob McCabe
2001 John Case
2000 Katherine Veilleux
1999 Monica Sargent

New TRiO Professional

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Carole Doak, Kristen Neumayer, 2015 Educator of the Year, and Rick Williams

The VEOP New TRiO Professional candidate must be a current VEOP Member with less than five years of service who has made a significant impact on the TRIO community.

2015 Linda Segovia Wise
2014  Not Given
2013 Brian Post Plattsburgh State University
2012 Nathan Hickey Castleton University

Carolyn Donahue Friend of Equal Opportunity Education Award

A Friend of Equal Opportunity Education is a strong supporter of TRiO and/or Gear Up students and programs in Vermont, who works outside the TRiO/Gear Up community in high schools or at institutions of higher education. He/she works tirelessly to improve access to and success in higher education for low-income and/or first-generation students and students with disabilities, and he/she has made a tremendous impact on TRiO/Gear Up students.

2015 Lisa Becker, Canaan Memorial High School

2014  Sue Brown, Craftsbury School Counselor

2013 Tim Chamberlin, Lake Region Union High School

2012 Carolyn Donahue, The University of Vermont